GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police have identified the person who they believe was the driver in a fatal crash late Wednesday night.
On Saturday, the Kent County Prosecutor's Office authorized a two-count felony warrant for Julio Medellin, 24, who is wanted in connection with the May 10 crash.
The warrant is for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death and driving while license suspended causing death.
Both charges carry a maximum of 15 years in prison.
When located, Medellin has a $1 million bond with a nationwide extradition.
Police are asking for assistance locating Medellin. He is described as a Hispanic man, between 20 and 30 years old, with black hair and brown eyes. He may have a beard. He does have a tattoo of the word "Medellin" on his right forearm, and was last seen wearing a red or pink shirt and khaki shorts.
Police say if you know or see this man to call 9-1-1 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345 and don't approach him.
Medellin is suspected of driving an SUV at about 11:00pm Wednesday when he lost control at the corner of Division and Alger and hit a pole. The passenger in the car, Juan Carlos Buenida-Villalpando, 28, of Grand Rapids, died in the crash. The driver ran from the scene.
Friends of the man who died in the crash place memorial items at the scene Thursday afternoon.